Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates nursing programs and clinical services in a hospital, aged care or other health service facility, maintains standards of nursing care, provides leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled nursing and midwifery workforce, and contributes to health service planning. Registration or licensing may be required.
plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services.
Nurse Managers are excluded from this unit group. Nurse Managers are included in Unit Group 2543 Nurse Managers.
providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organisation or centre
developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
coordinating and administering health and welfare programs and clinical services
monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres
controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
liaising with other health and welfare providers, boards and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service cooperation and coordination
advising government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
controlling selection, training and supervision of staff
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).